Marvel’s Ghost-Rider will head to Hulu in 2020, as Marvel Television and Hulu expand their partnership with the addition of this new live-action series.
Marvel’s Ghost Rider centers on Robbie Reyes, played by Gabriel Luna (Terminator: Dark Fate, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), the quintessential antihero, who lives on the Texas/Mexico border, consumed by hellfire and supernaturally bound to a demon. When he unleashes the Rider, Robbie brings vengeance for the innocents he encounters, but struggles controlling the power he wields. Marvel’s Ghost Rider is executive produced by Ingrid Escajeda, who will serve as showrunner, Paul Zbyszewski and Marvel Television’s Jeph Loeb.
“I couldn’t be more excited and honored to be handed the reins to a Marvel character as beloved as Ghost Rider. This story hits every note for me—my love for grounded yet conflicted characters and my desire to scare the $&!# out of people! It’s important to me to find a take that thrills existing fans as well as wider audiences and I believe we’ve done just that,” said Executive Producer and Showrunner, Ingrid Escajeda.
The series is co-produced with Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios and joins the upcoming third season of “Marvel’s Runaways” and recently announced adult animated series based on the popular Marvel Television characters including Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., Marvel’s Hit Monkey, Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show, and Marvel’s Howard the Duck, which will culminate in a special event, Marvel’s The Offenders.
The character Ghost Rider first appeared in the pages of Marvel Comics back in 1972, and has remained one of their most popular anti-heroes. A former motorcycle stuntman, he sells his soul to who he believes to be the Devil (later revealed to be the demon Mephisto), he’s consumed with avenging the blood of the innocent. The character was portrayed by Nicolas Cage in the non-MCU films Ghost Rider and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
No details are available just yet on when we’ll get to see Ghost Rider premiere on Hulu.